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  • The Truth is Always Offensive

    01/26/2015 5:56:49 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 5 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Trevor Thomas
    When Jesus stood before Pilate, just prior to going to His execution, Pilate asked Him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” After some discussion, Pilate concluded, “You are a king, then!” Jesus replied, “You are right in saying that I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Sounding much like a modern-day graduate of Harvard’s divinity school, or the Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University (who both probably have about the...
  • ‘American Sniper': Intolerance Burns Inside the Left Like a Poison

    01/24/2015 8:11:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/15 | John Nolte
    In a Weekly Standard piece titled, “The ‘American Sniper’ Freakout: Why the Left Can’t Tolerate This Movie,” Mark Hemingway does a fine job of breaking down exactly why the Left either hates “American Sniper” or is dishonestly claiming it is a left-wing movie. It’s a thorough, must-read that perfectly lays out the case. Outside the context of the film itself, there is an additional reason the Left can’t tolerate Eastwood’s masterpiece: every act of apostasy, even one, must be punished. The Left cannot tolerate dissent. If just one thing sneaks through the institutions the Left is desperate to hold a...
  • 7 Reasons Why Liberals Are Incapable of Understanding The World

    01/24/2015 7:47:49 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-23-11 | John Hawkins
    To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil. — Charles Krauthammer Even liberals who've accomplished a lot in their lives and have high IQs often say things on a regular basis that are stunningly, profoundly stupid and at odds with the way the world works. Modern liberalism has become so bereft of common sense and instinctually suicidal that America can only survive over the long haul by thwarting the liberal agenda. In fact, liberalism has become such a toxic and poisonous philosophy that most...
  • The Psychodynamics of the Radical Liberal Mind

    01/24/2015 1:00:48 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-11-2007 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    The first step toward an in-depth understanding of adult behavior is to comprehend its origins in childhood. Whether adaptive or maladaptive, the enduring patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that define adult personality begin in the early years of life. In fact, our earliest experiences with caretakers and others, acting on inherited temperament factors, strongly determine our later personality traits, including those expressed in political values and beliefs. The dispositions of the liberal mind are no exception: his hopes and fears, beliefs and passions, values and morals are in great measure the legacy of his childhood from birth through...
  • Radical Liberal Themes

    01/24/2015 12:53:09 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-4-2007 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    Certain neurotic themes are dominant in the radical liberal mind’s perceptions of the world. All of them portray the citizen as a suffering child who is victimized, helpless and in need of rescue. All are evident in various liberal platforms. They represent the liberal mind’s transference of childhood dynamics into the world of adult relationships. As expressed in his most passionate political pronouncements, the radical liberal mind believes that: A very large portion of the population is suffering; they are suffering because they are deprived, neglected, exploited or abused. They are suffering because of certain injustices inflicted upon them. They...
  • The Psychopathology of the Liberal Mind [pseudo-idealism]

    01/24/2015 12:13:43 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-12 | Damon Isherwood
    (snip) Pseudo-idealism is a term coined by the Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith to describe apparently charitable behavior that on scrutiny is revealed as selfish, because the giver is engaging in it only so that he or she can feel good about him- or herself. It is a characteristic commonly found among the left, and it constitutes what the author Geoffrey Wheatcroft recognized as the left's inherent dishonesty. (snip)
  • The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

    01/24/2015 11:55:10 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-4-2006 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr.,a forensic psychiatrist, explains the madness of liberalism in his new book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness. You can read an excerpt below, and read more at his website libertymind.com. Like all other human beings, the modern liberal reveals his true character, including his madness, in what he values and devalues, in what he articulates with passion. Of special interest, however, are the many values about which the modern liberal mind is not passionate: his agenda does not insist that the individual is the ultimate economic, social and political unit; it does...
  • End Obamacare, and people could die. That’s okay.

    01/23/2015 5:09:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Michael R. Strain
    Say conservatives have their way with Obamacare, and the Supreme Court deals it a death blow or a Republican president repeals it in 2017. Some people who got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act may lose it. In which case, liberals like to say, some of Obamacare’s beneficiaries may die. Columnist Jonathan Chait wrote recently that those who may die are victims of ideology — “collateral damage” incurred in conservatives’ pursuit “of a larger goal.” If these are the stakes, many liberals argue, then ending Obamacare is immoral. Except, it’s not. In a world of scarce...
  • GOP abuzz over Mitt Romney’s liberal lexicon on poverty, foreign policy

    01/21/2015 11:45:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ralph. Z. Hallow
    Mitt Romney’s opening pitch for a third shot at the White House left many Republicans scratching their heads, in part because his plans to fight poverty and tyranny seemed to borrow the lexicon of liberals like FDR, LBJ and Woodrow Wilson. With a full house of Republican National Committee members listening aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, Mr. Romney implored his party last week “to lift people out of poverty” and “to make the world safe.” The first phrase is a favorite of liberals who gush over Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs...
  • Police Union joins de Blasio’s war against the NYPD

    01/19/2015 10:02:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “We want more cars, better vests, more manpower” the rank and file cops yelled at a push and shove throw down held last week in Queens with the NYPD Patrolmen’s Benevolent Assn (PBA). Anger and a serious split among borough cops surfaced against their union leaders, especially Patrick Lynch, head of the 23,000 member PBA. (1) What Lynch keeps demanding is not nearly as high on the constable’s wish list as their own physical safety. Lynch wants words, they want action. After all, an apology from New York’s Marxist Mayor for his abusive and dangerous criticism of the NYPD is...
  • Radical Islam screwing up the quest for global utopia?

    01/14/2015 9:26:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    Renew America ^ | 1-14-15 | A.J. Castellitto
    There is a liberal progressive global vision for the world in which all religious beliefs, starting with Christianity, are wholly squelched. Those running this political and public relations campaign have the nation of Israel and American Christians in their sights. They continue to shape public opinion in such a way that the influence of Christianity will finally fall prey to 'science' and 'hate speech' as Israel loses its wingman (AMERICA) in their fight for self preservation. All the worlds problems can be solved, after all, if we could just annihilate all those pesky religions.... Looks like Allah hasn't got the...
  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    11/08/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 75 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 05 Nov 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • Elizabeth Warren touts racial equality in speech

    01/12/2015 1:04:50 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 12, 2015 | Antonio Planas
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a sweeping civil rights address yesterday, warning “we are under attack” in the fight for social justice as she addressed a cheering crowd of civic leaders in a historic black church in Roxbury. “In the past half-century, our country has made progress. But we are under attack,” Warren told worshipers at the Twelfth Baptist Church, where she was presented a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award. “There are those who want to reverse those gains. Those who want to take away votes. Those who want to make it harder to get an education. Those...
  • Muslims and the Left's Death by Tolerance

    01/10/2015 1:13:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    "......Since these Muslims view other faiths and cultures as inferior to their own,as negatives, they would have to be tolerant of them—if they didn’t think they could vanquish them. But because they’re making great headway on that front,they have no need to be tolerant. You needn’t tolerate what you can terminate.And they’re really just taking a leaf out of the left’s book. How tolerant are liberals,really? Remember again, the only test of tolerance is how well you abide things you dislike. And no one is more vicious in destroying perceived negatives than leftists. ....................The reality is that when leftists hate...
  • Harvard phonies don’t like taking the medicine they so “generously” prescribe for us

    01/07/2015 10:08:52 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/7/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It’s hard not to smile at this story. There is wailing and gnashing of teeth at Harvard University the very heart of Liberland. It seems that the benevolent folks at the august university have just realized that the same Obamacare they helped push down our throats will now be choking them as well. “Schaddenfreude” comes to mind. The word has a nice comforting ring to it. It means enjoying the misery of another person. The “Eat your spinach experts” in Cambridge have realized that the provisions of Obamcare require them to pay more for less just as the rest of...
  • I Kissed the Girl at School (Memories of an Octogenarian)

    01/02/2015 10:07:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/2/14 | Jerry Todd
    Today’s little girls still want to be princesses and little boys will naturally gravitate to playing war and competitive games and sports – often to impress a girl – “loving pure and chaste from afar.” I still remember picking a fight with a kid in order to impress Carol McGovern who I had a crush on in 6th grade – got the hell beat out of me as she walked by. Life lesson learned as Ken and I became friends. At least kissing Donna Hoffman in 1st Grade didn’t get me expelled, but surely chastised by Sister Mary Bernice! That’s...
  • 2014: A Year of Liberal Double Standards

    12/31/2014 10:50:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/31/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Many conservatives finished the year angry about the same thing they were angry about at the beginning of the year: liberal double standards. As I write this, GOP House whip Steve Scalise is in hot water over reports that he spoke to a group of racist poltroons in Louisiana twelve years ago. Whether it was an honest mistake, as Scalise plausibly claims, or a sign of something more nefarious, as his detractors hope, remains to be seen. But one common response on social media is instructive. Countless conservatives want to know: Why the double standard? Barack Obama was friends with...
  • Matt Lauer In Boxer Shorts Tells ‘Today’ Women To ‘Drink It In, Ladies’

    12/30/2014 1:44:36 PM PST · by illiac · 18 replies
    mrc News Buusters ^ | 12/30/14 | Jeffey Meyer
    It appears as though NBC has gone all in by creating yet another musical for the network. Following primetime productions of The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, NBC decided to create a Today musical featuring the cast and crew of the network's morning show. The 30-minute special aired on Monday, December 29 and while it included numerous scenes, one featuring Matt Lauer and his female colleagues was the most bizarre. During a scene in which Lauer was having his pants ironed by an NBC staffer, the NBC anchor turned to Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Jenna Bush Hager and Tamron...
  • Racing toward a third Party: Can we win in 2020 by losing in 2016?

    12/30/2014 9:01:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 49 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When they were a new “third Party” the Republicans nominated John C. Fremont as their presidential candidate in 1856. He didn’t win, but his candidacy served well as a vehicle to introduce the idea of the Republican Party to the voting public. In the next four years the Republicans gained traction because they were right on the issues of the day and although they have lost badly a few times since, they have won some landslide victories and remained one of the two major parties in America. The lesson here is that on their first try, third parties don’t win....
  • Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin

    12/29/2014 3:28:28 PM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    ChristianHeadlines ^ | 29 Dec 14 | Al Mohler
    Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major newsmagazines have tended to feature cover articles timed for Christmas and Easter, taking an opportunity to consider some major question about Christianity and the modern world. Leading the journalistic pack for years, both TIME and Newsweek dedicated cover article after article, following a rather predictable format. In the main, scholars or leaders from very liberal quarters commented side-by-side those committed to historic Christianity on questions ranging from the virgin birth to the resurrection of Christ. When written by journalists...
  • Stop blaming mental health for gun violence. The problem is guns

    12/27/2014 8:26:03 AM PST · by rktman · 136 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Kimberly Yonkers
    After the mass shooting at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Mel Robbins, writing for CNN, argued that blame lay not with the National Rifle Association, but with “the shooter and the mental health services he did or didn’t get.”
  • 33 Examples of Intolerant Liberalism in 2014

    12/26/2014 8:39:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/26/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    2014 may be remembered as the year of intolerant liberalism, also dubbed the new intolerance, dogmatic liberalism and illiberal liberalism.In no particular order, here are 33 examples of intolerant liberalism in 2014:1. "Duck Dynasty"The year began with a controversy surrounding the popular television show Duck Dynasty. In January, A&E announced the reinstatement of Phil Robertson after he was initially suspended from the show for controversial remarks about homosexuality.2. HHS Continues to Force Americans to Support Products for Which They Have Ethical ObjectionsEven after a repudiation from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama administration has continued its effort to force some...
  • Is Elizabeth Warren the candidate America needs?

    12/26/2014 4:40:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk
    US Senator Elizabeth Warren has been a liberal favourite since her election in 2012. An outspoken critic of big business and a proponent of more regulation on the banking industry, the Massachusetts Democrat earlier this month led an effort to stop the $1.1tn government funding bill because it included changes to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that imposed strict rules on Wall Street. Now Warren’s liberal supporters are touting her as a viable alternative to former Secretary of State and presumed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016. The left-liberal website MoveOn.org recently launched a campaign to draft Warren...
  • Horror night in Swedish Muslim ghetto: gang raped, raped until bleeding with a gun, gang raped again

    12/25/2014 8:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    Fria Tider: - 10 news ^ | December 25, 2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    The risk of being raped in Sweden during one’s lifetime is one out of four (if every raped woman is only raped once), which is probably equal to the risk of being raped in countries in war, such as Iraq or Syria. When it comes to rapes, Islamized Sweden is already in a state of war. Sweden does not publish statistics on immigrant crime. If we want to have a hint about who is committing these tens of thousands of rapes and other types of sexual assaults yearly, we can turn to another Scandinavian country, Sweden’s neighbor Norway, the country...
  • The 11 Most Politically Correct Moments on College Campuses in 2014

    12/24/2014 7:50:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/24/2014 | By Katherine Timpf
    There are almost too many to choose from, but here are eleven of the most politically correct moments on college campuses in 2014: 1. Princeton University students launched a microaggression-reporting service. In December, Princeton students relaunched “Tiger Microaggressions,” a service that takes other students’ reports of microaggressions and publishes them on its Facebook page. According to the operators, absolutely anything can qualify as a microaggression since “there are no objective definitions to words and phrases.” 2. College students invented a roofie-detecting nail polish — only to be told that that’s actually also rape culture. In August, college students invented...
  • New Liberal Christmas Tradition: Mary Was Raped

    12/24/2014 8:01:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2014 | Drew Belsky
    Valerie Tarico wrote an article at Alternet, republished at Salon, that should get her a lot of invites to ironically themed liberal Christmas parties.  The title: "Why rape is so intrinsic to religion." Tarico lays out a series of myths from pagan traditions, mostly Greek and Roman, in which women are abducted, violated, and coerced.  We have Danae, Europa, Rea Silvia...and, what do you know, the Virgin Mary. Notably, Tarico avoids using the same dire language for the Blessed Mother that she uses for the pagan myths: "[I]n the Gospel of Luke, the Virgin Mary gets pregnant when the...
  • Will Colo. governor apologize to homeschooling families?

    12/23/2014 11:30:11 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 10 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 12/23/14 | Michael F. Haverluck
    In the latest attack on home education, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed that only public schools can educate children to be productive members of society — implying that parents are incapable of educating kids. "Government should do what people individually can't do, or can't do well themselves," the Democrat said in a speech at a luncheon last week. "You know, educating our young people, making sure our roads are designed and built properly, making sure our communities are safe." Most are adamant that by his comment, the governor made it very clear that he believes parents are not capable...
  • Argentina: Court grants orangutan basic rights

    12/23/2014 11:10:27 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 15 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 12/22/14 | AP
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (December 22, 2014) -- An orangutan that has lived 20 years at the Buenos Aires zoo is entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by humans, an Argentine court has ruled, a decision the ape's attorney called unprecedented and a ticket to greater freedom. The ruling comes a month after a local animal rights group filed a habeas corpus writ in favor of Sandra, who was born in Germany but has lived in captivity in Buenos Aires most of her life. "Following a dynamic ... judicial interpretation, it is necessary to recognize that the animal is subject to...
  • NBC uses "O Come All Ye Faithful" in sports ad (vanity)

    12/23/2014 10:51:08 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    NBC/YouTube ^ | 12/2014
    I happened to see this on a television while at work recently, and could hardly believe it, at first. It really just seems more like the norm these days, though, which is sad indeed.
  • The Big Lie of the Anti-Cop Left Turns Lethal

    12/22/2014 9:38:50 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    City-Journal ^ | 12-22-2014 | Heather Mac Donald
    Since last summer, a lie has overtaken significant parts of the country, resulting in growing mass hysteria. That lie holds that the police pose a mortal threat to black Americans—indeed that the police are the greatest threat facing black Americans today. Several subsidiary untruths buttress that central myth: that the criminal-justice system is biased against blacks; that the black underclass doesn’t exist; and that crime rates are comparable between blacks and whites—leaving disproportionate police action in minority neighborhoods unexplained without reference to racism. The poisonous effect of those lies has now manifested itself in the cold-blooded assassination of two NYPD...
  • [Howie] Carr: Drumbeats for Liz

    12/21/2014 2:16:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 21, 2014 | Howie Carr
    Elizabeth Warren for what? Granted, the American electorate has been significantly dumbed down over the past few decades — think Barack Obama and Deval Patrick. But is the country really so far gone that it would turn to a plagiarizing fake Indian who thinks western Mass. has a seacoast and that Jeanne Shaheen is from Vermont? Er, yes. So by now you know about this boomlet for the former one-32nd Native American who now claims to be Okie down to her toes. Hundreds of Obama aides (enough said) are swooning over her. Some of the moonbat groups have posted Internet...
  • Next Up in America: The Liberal Retreat

    12/20/2014 8:32:29 PM PST · by OddLane · 16 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 19, 2014 | Walter Russell Mead
    As the United States staggers toward the seventh year of Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House, a growing disquiet permeates the ranks of the American left. After six years of the most liberal President since Jimmy Carter, the nation doesn’t seem to be asking for a second helping. Even though the multiyear rollout of Obamacare was carefully crafted to put all the popular features up front, delaying less popular changes into the far future, the program remains unpopular. Trust in the fairness and competence of government is pushing toward new lows in the polls, even though the government is...
  • Will Diversity Destroy The Left?

    12/19/2014 10:22:46 AM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Jonathan Bronitsky
    For the proud liberal, a quick thought experiment—or, rather, litmus test. Is the following group diverse? Four college students: one white, one black, one Asian, and one Hispanic. “Yes, of course,” you reply. But what if I were to also note that these young adults hail from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Stamford, Connecticut; Brentwood, California; and Highland Park, Texas—towns located within what political scientist Charles Murray termed “SuperZips,” ZIP codes that rank highest based on a combination of income and education? Specifically, all four of our hypothetical subjects grew up in spacious suburban homes. They took tennis and golf lessons at...
  • Why Liberals Really, Really Hate Us

    12/18/2014 5:58:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | David P. Goldman
    They really, really hate us. George Orwell wrote a morning “Two Minutes Hate” session into the daily life of his dystopia in 1984. One blogger notes that 2,000 of Rachel Maddow’s facebook fans wished that Ted Cruz would fall into an open elevator shaft. What would he have made of the hyperventilating hatred that liberals display against conservatives? Over at National Review, Katherine Timpf reports on a hate manifesto published by the chair of University of Michigan’s Department of Communications. Republicans “crafted a political identity that rests on a complete repudiation of the idea that the opposing party and its...
  • Juan Williams: Democrats must fight or lose young voters

    12/15/2014 4:39:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2014 | Juan Williams
    The passionate stand by Americans across the country in protesting the failure of grand juries to indict policemen for killing two unarmed people – both poor, black men – is revving up the demand for a political response from Democrats in Washington. Young people of all colors, but mostly blacks, Hispanics and immigrants, are the primary source of that pressure. Their political agenda extends beyond outrage over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York. They also want Democrats in Congress to get busy defending ObamaCare. But their rising political engagement is best seen...
  • HOLY MOTHER OF WACK (Radical feminists are at it again.)

    12/14/2014 7:32:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 1/3/2014 | Mockarena
    I'm warning you right now, if you read the full text of the article I'm about to give you the scoop on, you WILL BE DUMBER for it. I know I am, and I feel like all of you clever and competent readers deserve to save yourselves. So if you continue to read this post or worse yet - the article that it's about - don't say I didn't warn you. I'm serious. Now's your chance to bail. Still with me? Ok. Then just sit back, and behold the twisted, psychotic, completely mental freakshow that is the radical feminist mind....
  • Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer notes spike in crime in wake of Prop. 47 passage

    12/14/2014 1:32:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | December 11, 2014 | By Jim Guy
    The passage of Proposition 47 by California voters in November is at least partially to blame for an uptick in Fresno crime figures, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said this week. Aggravated assault is up 9.9% in a 28-day period ending Wednesday, although it remains down 3.9% for the year in figures released by police after the department’s monthly Crime View session, in which Dyer and his command staff go over key statistics. Burglary is up by 30.7%, in the period, while it remains down by 12.8% for the year. Auto theft spiked by 12.6% but is still down by...
  • Elizabeth Warren is catching fire

    12/14/2014 2:14:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | December 13, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    Ready for Warren? Run Liz Run? Run Warren Run? Draft Warren? Progressive activists haven’t agreed on what to call the movement urging Elizabeth Warren to run for president, but they largely concur on this: with every recent anti-establishment move the Massachusetts senator grows more attractive as a 2016 candidate, both in her own right and as a progressive foil for Hillary Clinton. Such sentiments were on vivid display this week at RootsCamp, a gathering of some 2,000 progressive activists held in Washington, D.C. The event was held as Warren and others on the left have been denouncing the “cromnibus” spending...
  • Down and Out - Democratic Party losses as state level almost unprecedented - crippling

    12/12/2014 12:46:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Slate ^ | December 11, 2014 | Jamelle Bouie, covers politics, policy and race
    The Democratic Party’s losses at the state level are almost unprecedented, and could cripple it for a long time to come. "........With that said, there are more costs to Democratic weakness in the states than just House elections. States are where parties build talent and try new ideas. Here, the GOP is instructive. Its brightest stars are either governors (Scott Walker, John Kasich, and Chris Christie) or former state officeholders (Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Joni Ernst). And Republican-controlled statehouses have been incubators for conservative ideas, from experiments in tax cutting (Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana and Sam Brownback’s Kansas) to full-fledged...
  • Rolling Stone, et al. Bemoan the Culture They Helped Create

    12/12/2014 8:50:47 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 7 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 12-12-14 | Trevor Thomas
    Why is anyone surprised that Rolling Stone would flub a rape story? Since when did a magazine that borders on—and, by my standards, crosses over into—pornography, become a trusted source for matters involving women and sexual assault? For over four decades, Rolling Stone has spilled thousands of gallons of ink glorifying the hedonistic, misogynistic culture of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. Its covers have been adorned with nude men and women—sometimes together. Pornography is a regular topic, and it’s almost always put in a positive light. (This piece can also be found on American Thinker today.)
  • “Ferguson/Occupy/Garner” anarchists proving Durkheim’s theory of “anomie”

    12/12/2014 8:45:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/12/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The early 20th century sociologist Emile Durkheim’s theory about the divide between the greater society and some individuals still holds up. Durkheim called this condition “anomie” and described it as “a condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals.” He saw anomie as a, “breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community…..rejection of self-regulatory values.” As Durkheim saw those who had fallen into anomie, they were “deranged and had an insatiable will.” Were he alive today Durkheim would recognize the mismatch between societal standards and the non-existent standards of the “Ferguson/Occupy/Garner” protestors who are running through...
  • Peru to press charges over Greenpeace Nazca lines stunt

    12/11/2014 6:52:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 10, 2014 | Emily Gosden
    Peru has vowed to prosecute Greenpeace activists after they allegedly damaged the world-famous Nazca lines during an environmental publicity stunt. Activists from the group unfurled cloth letters spelling out a green energy slogan at the millennia-old site on Monday, adjacent to where the figure of a hummingbird is etched into the ground. Peru has said the activists damaged the ground by leaving footprints, which could last for thousands of years. “It’s a true slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred,” Luis Jaime Castillo, the deputy culture minister, said. In a statement, the Peruvian culture ministry said: "After the...
  • Liberalism is an Ideology Built on Lies

    12/10/2014 10:34:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/14 | Tim Dunkin
    Letting actual FACTS determine what the true story actually is would be a "huge mistake." That, in a nutshell, is the mindset of the modern Leftist. The Left and the Right are vastly and irremediably irreconcilable. This much ought to be obvious to just about anyone with two functioning neurons in their head. The worldview that drives the Left, “progressives” and the rest, is so starkly different from the way normal people think that it’s no wonder we’re seeing the sort of strife we are today. This is hardly made plainer than in the attitude and treatment of each side—the...
  • Looking for help in trying to refute the success of 0bama admin

    12/09/2014 9:12:51 PM PST · by killermosquito · 41 replies
    Forward Progress ^ | 11/03/2014 | Allen Clifton
    I have many friends who are brainwashed by the spin. Can someone give me some help in refuting each of these charts which my friends suggest as proof that 0bama hasn't been all bad?
  • For Liberalism, It's Always About "The Narrative"

    12/08/2014 7:15:38 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 5 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas ^ | 12-7-14 | Trevor Thomas
    After members of the Fellowship of Ferguson Fabricators, also known as the Congressional Black Caucus, gathered on the floor of the U.S. House on Monday to showcase the St. Louis Rams’ new touchdown signal, otherwise known as the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture, Thomas Sowell likened the display to Nazi propaganda. I don’t usually like allusions to Nazism tossed around in our political debates—it’s too often used simply as hyperbole—but liberals today certainly are following the messaging strategy famously articulated by Joseph Goebbels: repeat a lie often enough and loud enough and people will believe it.
  • College prof makes students recite anti-American 'pledge of allegiance' (Disgusting)

    12/08/2014 11:35:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 8, 2014
    If you sign up for Denver college professor Charles Angeletti's American Civilization class, be forewarned that you're going to have to recite his invective-filled 'New Pledge' -- and according to some of his students, also be ready to swallow a big helping of his politics. Angeletti, who teaches at Metropolitan State University of Denver, has students learn an anti-American spoof of the Pledge of Allegiance that denounces the U.S. as a Republican-controlled bastion of injustice, all while spewing his own far-left brand of politics, according to current and former students.
  • If you think you know the real Eric Garner think again

    12/08/2014 9:02:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 43 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/8/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Liberals always think they are the smartest people in every room. They and their puppet media believe cops are dumb Neanderthals just “itching to kill a ni**er.” Think again you smug fools; Cops are smarter than you think they are. The material that follows comes from the police officers who had to deal with Eric Garner and knew what he was. It was supplied by police sources to the site Gotnews.com which is the only site interested in the truth. What this material proves is that those who are beating their breast about the death of Eric Garner and insisting...
  • Listen Up, Liberals: Make Everything Illegal, Create More Eric Garners

    12/06/2014 7:48:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Reason ^ | 12/06/2014 | Robby Soave
    In comparison to the Michael Brown shooting, the death of Eric Garner—and the similar decision not to indict the cop who killed him—has drawn outrage from across the political spectrum. Many conservatives, including Breitbart's John Nolte, The Federalist's Sean Davis, and The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis, agreed with anti-police-brutality libertarians and liberals that Garner's killer should have faced charges. The consensus is that the video evidence definitively established wrongdoing on the part of the officer (unlike the Brown case, which relied on conflicting eyewitness testimony). But because that's no fun, right and left had to find some way to tear...
  • A Eulogy for The New Republic

    12/05/2014 6:00:12 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/4/14 | Jonathan Chait
    Not long after he purchased The New Republic, Chris Hughes had lunch with me, as he was doing with quite a few journalists around Washington. At one point, he asked me who the best editor had been during my 16 years. I had worked for a half dozen editors, several of them great, but it was an easy question. I replied “Frank Foer” so quickly that Hughes appeared startled. I don’t think my answer convinced Hughes to hire Foer as TNR’s editor, because I’m sure anybody else who worked with him said the same, and anyway, Frank Foer was born...
  • Report: Income inequality is greatest in the most liberal states

    12/05/2014 4:44:00 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/4/2014 | IBD Staff
    The most liberal states in the country are the worst run and have the widest gaps between rich and poor. Could it be that spread-the-wealth policies make things worse?